Scar revision surgery is performed to remove scar tissue following surgery or injury, in order to make a scar look less noticeable. The procedure is done to minimize a scar, so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. Poor healing may contribute to the appearance of scars, but even an injury that heals well can leave an unsightly scar.
If you have a bothersome scar that adversely affects your appearance, the skilled cosmetic team with Kyle Belek MD can help you out. We provide several options for scar revision for the residents of Berkeley and surrounding areas.
Candidates for Scar Revision
An ideal candidate for scar revision surgery would be someone:
- Who is bothered by a scar on their body
- Who is a healthy non-smoker
- Who has a positive outlook on the surgery and realistic goals
- Who doesn’t have active acne or other skin diseases that need to be treated
Scar Revision Procedure
You start out with a consultation with your surgeon. You will discuss several items with your surgeon, including:
- Why you want the surgery and your expectations
- Medical conditions and current medications you are taking
- Previous surgeries
Your surgeon may also take photos of the area to help determine the proper course of action.
- Topical treatments to help wound closure and healing
- Injectable treatments to fill out depressed or concave scars
- Surface treatments are used to soften skin through reducing irregularities and uneven pigmentations. These procedures include dermabrasion, laser therapy, chemical peel, or skin bleaching agents.
- In some cases, surgery may be required to remove an old scar.
The procedure taken will depend on the severity of the scar and your surgeon’s recommendations.
Scar Revision Recovery
After the procedure, there may be swelling, bruising, or even discomfort. Those symptoms should go away in one to two weeks. As the scar heals, it will slowly refine and fade. If you underwent dermabrasion, laser therapy or chemical peeling, you may also experience overall sensitivity.
Contact Kyle Belek MD today for a consultation where Dr. Belek can assess your scarring, and recommend the best treatment option for improving its appearance.